So let’s jump in with history’s largest art hacks; Jackson Pollock, what a ridiculous excuse for an artist. You heard me! I can’t stand his lame ass drip paintings “Lavender Mist”, seriously. You pretentious sack crease! You splattered paint onto a canvas and convinced the art world that they are “abstract expressionist” paintings. On one hand I am impressed by his ability to fool so many into believing (and buying) his work, on the other my heart bleeds for real struggling artists and my Dresden-sized ire is inflamed because of the Cleveland steamers this man left behind!
Number two hack (pun intended) Andy Warhol. What a poser of biblical scale! Who the hell decided that a bourgeois painting of a soup can is art? “Oh, no it’s what the can represents in modern society…” blah, blah, blah. It’s a crappy painting of a soup can, nothing more. Andy Warhol was a graphic artist, NOT a fine artist. Just because you buy into the sub-intellectual hyperbole of WHY his art is held in high esteem DOESN’T make it so. IT’S NOT! How on earth did his cheap ass “painting” of Marilyn Monroe become so popular? IT’S CRAP! Do me a favor, compare his work to that of Max Beckmann (a true artist) and try to resolve the fact that more people know of Warhol’s visual abortions than Beckmann’s beautiful creations?
“The Scream”, you know the painting, we ALL know the painting. Did you know it just sold for $120 million dollars? For the love of all things sane in the world what the hell is going on? I don’t mind that painting; it’s average and doesn’t irritate me as much as Pollock’s explosive diarrhea color forms. But seriously, $120 million?
You know who else gets under my skin like a meth addict’s scabs on a 6-day bender? Grandma Moses. Oh whatever, she didn’t start painting until she was in her 80’s. You know what? Her paintings LOOK like she didn’t start painting until she was in her 80’s. They are comparable to drawings by any five year old with a helicopter mom and a 64 pack of Crayola’s. I’m sure she was a very nice old lady, but come on people the woman couldn’t paint a lick! Say “Grandma” ever heard of a thing called “Perspective”?
Like I said, art IS wildly subjective; there are those who like paintings of the ocean, others may enjoy sculpture, perhaps even exquisitely crafted Easter eggs, but NOT Nagel! Art is NOT whatever you call it. I loathe that cop out definition and wish more people would come forward and call it what it is, CRAP! Everyone should go to a museum and see what truly talented people can achieve. Hell you don’t even need to go to a museum these days, with the Uber-net you can find art that is to your liking by spending less time on Facebook and more time researching. Here, I’ll get you started, type into Google “James Charles Artist” and enjoy!